October 10, 2017


IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov

IMLS Looks Back at Three Years of IMLS Funding for National Digital Platform
Reports and Events Explore Approaches for Building Digital Capacity of Libraries and Museums

Washington, D.C.— For three years, IMLS has supported the funding area known as the National Digital Platform (NDP) to increase the digital capacity of libraries and museums. To mark the milestone, IMLS released two reports and is hosting a meeting in October about the past and future of NDP work.  Tomorrow, the agency hosts a Twitter chat from 2-3 p.m. EDT to explore the themes, trends, and best practices around NDP.

The NDP concept encompasses the software applications, social and technical infrastructures, and staff expertise that helps libraries, archives, and museums provide digital content, collections, and services for their users. It represents a web of interconnected infrastructures, as well as shared tools and systems that have been advanced by IMLS funding.

The new National Digital Platform developments are:

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